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Women’s Weekend

This weekend is women’s weekend. It’s my second time going and this time around I *think* I know what to expect – Connection, confronting personal issues, connection, reclaiming oneself,  exercise, being outdoors,  and good food. This time around I’m filled with trepidation.  And I. don’t. know. why. I’m falling back into old set defeating habits…

Nothing in particular

Jaia and I are hanging out this morning at a coffee shop only 10 minutes from Rowan’s barn. With our crazy schedules; Rowan’s work, my work, Jaia’s dance and soon to start homeschool classes, it’s been terribly difficult fitting in ride time for Rowan. Today I’m skipping yoga so my girl can get some riding…

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She did it

Well she did it! She qualified for the HUGE Irish Competition known as the Oireachtas – held over Thanksgiving weekend. so now it begins. Lessons every Saturday. New wig. New dress – either bought or rented (hopefully) We already have new soft and hard shoes. She placed 2nd place across the board! (except for reel…

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Short sewing

Monday I had a few hours free so I finished the Purl Soho shorts pattern I had printed the week before. I used some old corduroy that I had sitting on my shelf just because this was to be my trial pair and I didn’t want to cut into anything I really liked – I…

Feis Weekend Results

Well, this past weekend was a complete bomb – we were bummed and slightly irritated.  The entire weekend she placed a 4th and a 5th – I know that it’s judges discretion so Jaia was not filling some portion of something the judges were looking for but darn! It’s hard to watch your friends place…

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bag making

Behind the scenes Feis Prepping – The things you don’t see when simply attending other Feisianna – Last night Jaia and I, and a my bag making cohort, sat at the dance studio and assembled bags, while other moms assembled judges books, stage books and numbers for side stage- It was a crazy mess –…

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just moving right along……

I allowed myself to sleep in late this morning. 7:45!! I dragged myself out of bed to an already up and awake house – not pleasant. Dogs had to pee and girls were already moving about. No quite start today. The past 2 weeks have been nonstop running around it seems. Here and there and…